Applied Sciences

Energy and Waves Physics (grades 3-12)
Embark on an interactive adventure where you'll explore the physics of light and sound through select attractions at Magic Kingdom® Park and see optics and acoustics in action.  Put the physics of light and sound into focus for your students.. Discover the wide range of energy waves found in the Electromagnetic Spectrum and the practical uses of electromagnetic waves. in this 3 hour academic adventure students will experiment with ultraviolet (UV) light, fluorescence and optics to see how they can be manipulated to create the immersive environment of Disney attractions.

Properties of Motion Physics (grades 3-12)
Explore the effects of centripetal force and test Newton's First Law of motion using the attractions of Magic Kingdom® Park as your learning lab.  Students will discover Magic Kingdom Park from a new angle as students learn the inner workings of their favorite rides and shows. During hands-on experiments in this 3 hour academic adventure students work together to test potential and kinetic energy, centripetal force and vertical and lateral acceleration just as Disney attraction engineers do during the ride design process.

Everyday Chemistry (grades 4-8)
Gain a greater understanding of modern chemistry and its practical application through observations and hands-on experiments within Epcot®.  Students in grades 4-5 will travel through Futureworld to identify elements of the Periodic Table, study polymers, and see chemical reactions happening all around them. In this 3 hour academic adventure a visit to Mission: Space® will help uncover the relationship between chemistry, space exploration and technology. This program was developed in conjunction with the Education Division of the American Chemical Society.

The Evolution of Technology (grades 6-12)
Explore the attractions of Future World at Epcot® to develop an understanding of how human needs and wants drive the development and acceleration of technology.  During this adventure, students will come to understand the broader scope of technology and how innovation is inspired. In this 3 hour academic adventure, attraction experiences help demonstrate the factors that drive technology development and how mankind's challenges are being aided by these advancements.

The Science of Disney Imagineering: (grades 6-8)
Discover how Walt Disney Imagineer uses the powers of science to develop our world-famous theme parks and attractions.  Students will join an Imagineering Associate to explore how Walt Disney Imagineering uses Newton's Laws of Motion to create multi-sensory experiences within the Disney Parks. In this 3 hour academic adventure hands-on experiments challenge students to test the force of gravity and study how combining it with technology can create an enhanced affect. Students will uncover how our Imagineers are able to turn ordinary spaces into immersive spaces that challenge their perception of reality.

Environmental Studies

Discovering Marine Life Conservation (grades 3-7)
Explore diverse marine environments with educators from The Seas with Nemo & Friends and learn about marine conservation and what you can do to help protect ocean life.  Students play the role of marine conservationists to learn about the difficulties facing aquatic animals in the wild and ways they can help them. During this 3-hour program your group will practice their observational skills to identify a variety of fish species, as well as predators and prey. They will also team up to brainstorm creative solutions for protecting our oceans and marine life.

Exploring Careers in the Marine Sciences (grades 7-12)
Meet our marine biology professionals for a discussion on various marine careers and the education and experience it takes to succeed, in the field.  "Make a splash" and investigate five fascinating career tracks during this 3-hour program. Discover how Disney scientists maintain the environment and inhabitants of the nearly 6 million gallon aquarium at the center of The Seas with Nemo & Friends, which is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Students will learn the education and training required for a marine science profession, understand the responsibilities of studying and caring for aquatic animals and how they can play a role in oceanic conservation.

Exploring Careers in the Zoological Sciences (grades 10-12)
Journey behind the scenes and on select attractions to explore "wild" careers in zoology and discover the innovative ways that Disney staff promote animal care and well‐being.  Students will study the various animal science roles – from animal behaviorist to nutritionist – at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Throughout this 3-hour hours field study students Investigate the different people that it takes to care for the animals within the park, learn their responsibilities and the value of their individual contribution to the operation.

Principles of Animal Behavior (grades 2-7)
Explore the fascinating and surprising world of animal behavior. See exotic animals in their natural habitat and engage in hands-on activities to learn how they survive and thrive.  Inspire students to actively participate in wildlife preservation as they study animal behavior. Take an expedition with your students through the 500 acre habitat that is Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park to explore the intriguing world of animal behavior. During this interactive survival adventure, students will study, categorize and analyze data on animal behaviors and adaptations.

Sustainable Practices in Wildlife Conservation (grades 7-12)
Discover how diverse people and animals respond to conservation challenges on a global level as you adventure through Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park.  Bring environmental studies lessons to life with this 3-hour program at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park. Students gain new perspective while discovering how all people and animals are connected, and how each uniquely responds to environmental challenges. Your group will study different cultural perspectives on conservation, challenges to fossil fuels and the human development of renewable energy. Students will work together using their new knowledge to create an effective conservation action plan.  Use a problem-based approach to create a conservation plan of action with their newfound skills and fresh perspective.

Liberal Arts

Backstage at La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil® (grades 6-12)
Get an inside look at the international phenomenon that is Cirque du Soleil® as you go backstage at La Noubaâ„¢ and learn what it takes to bring this dazzling spectacle to the stage.  Go backstage at La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil® to uncover the artistry, training, preparation and support systems required to produce more than 470 shows a year. During this behind-the-scenes tour of the theater including the stage, training facilities, costuming and props areas, students will realize the importance of communication, teamwork, practice and dedication to fulfilling their goals. During this 2-hour program, students see how dance, music, theater, visual arts and technology meld into one breathtaking performance.

Discovering the American Spirit (grades 4-9)
From the Wild West to the Declaration of Independence, students are transported back in time to experience American history through the stories and attractions in Liberty Square and Frontierland.  Students will journey into Liberty Square to get better acquainted with our country's great leaders and understand the impact of their influence. Then explore Frontierland to learn about sharing our cultural values and traditions from one generation to the next. In this 3 hour academic adventure students will also act as American pioneers to study the Gold Rush and the challenges of settling the western frontier.

Exploring Disney's Animation History (grades 3-12)
Discover the history, innovation and production processes behind animating some of the most beloved Disney films and characters.  Enroll in the Animation Academy, birthplace of many Disney animated feature films, to discover the innovative animation processes Walt Disney developed that changed the way stories were told and brought beloved characters to life. During this 3-hour program students will learn how to sketch a famous Disney character, experiment with early production processes and develop their storytelling skills. 

Fundamentals of Photo Storytelling (grades 7-12)
Learn about the art of storytelling with visuals and how to capture artistic images with proven photography techniques.  With Epcot® as the subject, students will learn the how to capture images that tell a story. In this 3-hour program they will learn to observe with their creative lens and practice photography techniques that connecting people, places and events. This program was developed in conjunction with Jostens, a leader in celebrating and sharing memorable occasions.

Introduction to Global Citizenship (grades 4-9)
Discover how technology, communication and commerce have bridged cultural gaps around the world as you navigate the international pavilions of Epcot® World Showcase.  Students will explore the cultures of several nations represented within Epcot's World Showcase where students will interact with international ambassadors to gain an understanding of how technology, communication and commerce bridge cultural gaps. In this 3 hour academic adventure students discover that while cultures vary, we all united in a global community.  Students will be introduced to another culture through a meet and greet with a World Showcase Representative.

Techniques of Teamwork through Improvisation (grades 6-12)
Band together as a creative ensemble, practice improvisation and team-building techniques, and use your newfound knowledge to stage your own performance!  In this three hour program at Epcot®, students gain insights into how improvisational theories can be applied to real-life situations at home, school or in future careers. Every student plays a role in a mock production and they are taught professional communication techniques that, with practice, help build confidence, unleash creativity and cultivate teamwork.

Leadership Development

Creative Thinking the Disney Imagineering Way (grades 9-12)
Become an honorary Disney Imagineer for a day and learn the creative process used by Walt Disney Imagineering to concept and create the magic of our world-famous theme parks and attractions. Students will examine the creative process of the world-renowned Walt Disney Imagineers. This experience is designed to demonstrate the benefits of forming a team with diverse talents to brainstorm and identify innovation solutions. In this 2.5 hour academic adventure students may find a unique perspective and even be inspired by their classmates during immersive group interactions.

Disney Leadership Strategies (grades 9-12)
Investigate proven management strategies employed by The Walt Disney Company, see how leadership spurs innovation, and promote personal and professional success. Students will learn Disney management skills and business strategies for becoming an effective leader. In this 3 hour academic adventure specially designed activities help students explore their entrepreneurial skills, practice communicating with and empowering people and discover how to inspire team excellence.

Managing Your Personal Brand (grades 6-9)
Formulate strategies for personal and professional success, start planning for a promising future, and discover how to navigate unexpected career highs and lows. This 3-hour field study aims to help students become self-aware, self-disciplined and self‐motivated to increase their potential for becoming future leaders. Your group will learn that their choices tell their personal story and that they have the power to control their image. They will come to understand how to project a positive image, build their skill set through the collection of experience and apply them to leading others.

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